Greenfield Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania

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Greenfield Township
Township
Hornby School (1873)National Register of Historic Places
Hornby School (1873)
National Register of Historic Places
Location in Erie County and the state of Pennsylvania
Location in Erie County and the state of Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Erie
Area
 • Total 34.2 sq mi (88.5 km2)
 • Land 33.8 sq mi (87.5 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,933
 • Density 57/sq mi (22.1/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 814

Greenfield Township is a township in Erie County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,933 at the 2010 census.[1]

History[edit]

The Hornby School was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.[2]

Geography[edit]

Greenfield Township is in eastern Erie County and is bordered to the east by Chautauqua County, New York. Interstate 86 crosses the township from east to west, with access from Exit 3 (Pennsylvania Route 89) in the north-central part of the township. I-86 has its western terminus in the northwest corner of the township, where it meets Interstate 90, 11 miles (18 km) east of Erie and 86 miles (138 km) southwest of Buffalo, New York.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Greenfield Township has a total area of 34.2 square miles (88.5 km2), of which 33.8 square miles (87.5 km2) is land and 0.39 square miles (1.0 km2), or 1.11%, is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,909 people, 666 households, and 534 families residing in the township. The population density was 56.4 people per square mile (21.8/km²). There were 699 housing units at an average density of 20.7/sq mi (8.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.85% White, 0.79% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.16% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.42% of the population.

There were 666 households, out of which 40.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.8% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.7% were non-families. 17.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the township the population was spread out, with 30.0% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 7.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 105.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $44,922, and the median income for a family was $50,352. Males had a median income of $33,750 versus $24,400 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,569. About 4.3% of families and 5.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.5% of those under age 18 and 3.4% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Greenfield township, Erie County, Pennsylvania". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 17, 2016. 
  2. ^ Staff (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 42°08′00″N 79°49′59″W / 42.13333°N 79.83306°W / 42.13333; -79.83306